Lamborghini officially unveiled the Asterion LPI 910-4 at the Paris Motor Show yesterday and the latest raging one joins the likes of Porsche 918 Spyder, McLaren P1, and Ferrari LaFerrari (and you thought Indian companies lacked imagination…). Yes, like these flagships, the latest Lambo is also a hybrid! In fact, Ferrari’s arch rival has gone one-step further and got the name right too – ‘Asterion’ means a mythical creature that is part man and part bull. That fits.
Okay, so it’s not a four-seater as we all had predicted. That longish roof line had suggested presence of two more seats but that space seems to have been utilized to better accommodate the hybrid powertrain. So there is one motor at the rear that performs three functions: it cranks the naturally-aspirated V10 petrol engine while also enabling instant start/stop functions; it generates electricity for the other two motors and the lithium-ion batteries; and it also adds more to the V10’s bull-power or increased torque in other words.